KATE LOFTUS

 

Called : 2010

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Kate both defends and prosecutes in all areas of criminal law. She is a persuasive advocate and appears at all levels including the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.

Kate has a special interest in sexual crimes and has been instructed in the Magistrates’ Court, ranging from sexual assaults, failing to comply with the Sex offenders’ register, contesting applications for sexual prevention orders and rape matters.

Throughout her practice, Kate has placed great emphasis on client care and has represented vulnerable clients, youths and clients with mental health issues. Kate has a personable and approachable manner which puts clients at ease.

Kate has most recently assisted in Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees SA and others v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office 2014, on behalf of the fourth claimant, Vincent Tchenguiz. Kate advised on civil/commercial interests, regulatory and criminal law to the in-house legal team. The matter successfully settled on behalf of the claimants, with the Serious Fraud Office agreeing to pay £3 million in damages plus costs.

Kate is currently working as a lawyer within the Civil Service.

NOTABLE CASES

R v KD – client jointly charged with ABH and Affray resulting in the victim having dental reconstruction on his face. These offences were committed in breach of client’s GBH suspended sentence; successfully argued that a 12 month conditional discharge (outside of sentencing guidelines) was appropriate. 

R v NS – successfully represented client charged with 4 counts of racially aggravated common assault and 4 counts of racially aggravated criminal damage; following 5 day trial, not guilty verdicts to all counts.

R v DH – represented client charged with arson. The client had severe mental health difficulties; issues regarding hospital order under S37 MHA and possible restriction order, S41 MHA.

R v IA – following extensive representations to the Crown, the charge of conspiracy to commit six robberies was lowered to two substantive robberies. The defendant received a non custodial sentence.

R v CB – successfully represented client charged with S5 public order offence and two charges of resist PC. Bench commented that defence closing speech on legality on arrest persuaded the Bench that they were not sure; client acquitted on all charges.

R v RS – successfully represented client charged with assaulting a PC; legal argument regarding no grounds for stop and search successful.

R V WG – represented client charged with two sexual assaults and application for sexual offences prevention order.

R v JG – represented client charged with three co-defendants for ABH. It was described as an unprovoked and brutal group attack. Client received a suspended sentence.

R v OB – represented a youth client charged with a robbery with many aggravating features. Client received a non-custodial sentence.

 

EDUCATION

College of Law, London – BVC Very Competent

University of Canterbury at Brussels – LLM International Law and International Relations, Postgraduate Merit

University of Canterbury at Kent – LLB Law, Upper Second Class Honours

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Sarah Wadham Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn 2011

Scholarship for continued education, Lincoln’s Inn 2011

Scholarship for continued education, Lincoln’s Inn 2010

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Snowboarding, rock climbing, swimming, piano sonatas, travelling, classic films, cats and Tolkien.

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